Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited, a division of Stallion Group, has announced its plan to manufacture Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles in Nigeria from April 2014.
The Group already represents Hyundai’s range of passenger and commercial vehicles in Nigeria and operates an ultra-modern vehicle assembly plant in Lagos. Hyundai’s entry into the sub-Saharan market follows the announcement of a new auto policy in Nigeria, which is intended to spark a major advancement in the country’s automotive industry, and see it emerge as a key regional player.
Hyundai passenger models, like the i10, i10 Grand, i10 Grand Sedan, ix35 SUV and the Elantra will be assembled in Nigeria by Stallion Group from April 2014. The assembly of the Hyundai County Bus and the Mighty Truck has already started.
Head of Hyundai Africa and Middle East Headquarters, Tom Lee, said: “This agreement with Stallion Group represents a major step forward for Hyundai Motor Company’s expansion in to Africa, and our ability to cater for the needs of the customers, not only in Nigeria, but around the Africa as a whole. The Stallion Group has a rich heritage and a reputation for quality when it comes to its automotive offering – something that mirrors Hyundai’s brand values – and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.”
The Chairman of Stallion Group, Sunil Vaswani, said: “We are pleased to have tied up with Hyundai which is amongst the world leaders in automotive industry. Stallion is sincerely committed to investing in the industry, aligning well with Nigeria’s policy initiatives and socio-economic objectives. Hyundai’s entry at this stage will be a critical catalyst to develop the auto industry eco-system, complementing the other prime brands we are associated with.”
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This article was first published on 21st February 2014
Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited, which is a division of Stallion Group, already represents Hyundai’s range of passenger and commercial vehicles in Nigeria, operating a state-of -the-art vehicle assembly plant in Lagos. stallion group nigeria